- Saneya H. Tawfik, Ph.D.
- Dr. Tawfik, a Florida-licensed Psychologist, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Psychological Services Center (PSC). She graduated from the Child Clinical Psychology doctoral program at the University of Denver. She completed her Predoctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology and Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pediatric Psychology at Judge Baker Children's Center and Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School. She currently supervises students and oversees the assessment training for all predoctoral practicum students at the University of Miami PSC. Her areas of specialty include Psychoeducational assessments of Learning Disorders, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Neurodevelopmental and Language Disorders.
- Judith Rey McCalla, Ph.D.
- Dr. McCalla is a Florida-licensed Psychologist who supervises the adult therapy cases at the University of Miami PSC. She graduated from the Health Clinical Psychology doctoral program at the University of Miami. Her Predoctoral Internship took place at James A. Haley Veteran's Hospital in Tampa, Florida, and she received further post- graduate training at the Beck Institute in cognitive therapy. She trains students in a variety of techniques, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing, as well as the use of manualized interventions. One of her areas of expertise is lifestyle management in which she uses her health psychology background to help clients achieve their mental and physical goals.
- Jill Ehrenreich May, Ph.D.
- Dr. Jill Ehrenreich May is an Associate Professor in the Child Division of the Psychology Department and the Director of the Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment (CAMAT) program at the University of Miami. She supervises CAMAT groups at the PSC and is a researcher and clinician with expertise in treating child and adolescent anxiety disorders and depression. Her interests include transdiagnostic and other novel treatments for anxiety disorders and related conditions in youth, etiology of child anxiety, the role of technology in clinician training and dissemination of evidence based treatments for children and adolescents.
- Gail Ironson, M.D, Ph.D,
- Dr. Ironson is a Professor in the Health Division in the Department of Psychology who supervises predoctoral students at the PSC. She also runs the Trauma Treatment Program at the University of Miami PSC. Her interests involve looking at the impact of psychological factors on the immune, neuroendocrine, and cardiovascular systems, and on health. She and Blanche Freund, Ph.D., RN, who is the co-chair the Trauma Treatment Program, supervise graduate students in that program. Dr. Freund's specialty is intensive therapy for OCD, group treatments for Social Phobia, and working with stress management.
- Amanda Jensen-Doss, Ph.D.
- Dr. Jensen-Doss is an Associate Professor in the Child Division who supervises child therapy cases. Her interests include youth mental health services research, diagnostic assessment in clinical practice settings, implementation of evidence-based assessment tools and treatments in youth-serving community mental health clinics.
- Kristen Lindahl, Ph.D.
- Dr. Lindahl is an Associate Professor in the Child Division of the Department of Psychology. She supervises child therapy and child assessment cases at the PSC. Her interests include Developmental psychopathology, impact of marital distress on parenting and children's socioemotional development, and family factors associated with the development of behavioral and emotional problems in children.
- Kiara Timpano, Ph.D.
- Dr. Timpano is an Assistant Professor in the Adult Division of the Psychology Department who supervises adult cases at the PSC. Her interests include investigation of vulnerability models for the anxiety and obsessive-compulsive spectrum; examination of phenomenology, associated features, and factors that could inform treatment or prevention efforts.
- Amy Weisman de Mamani, Ph.D.
- Dr. Weisman de Mamani is an Associate Professor in the Adult Division of the Psychology Department who supervises individual and couples therapy cases at the PSC. Her interests include family factors related to the onset and course of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and medical illness; attribution theory; minority mental health issues; and cross-cultural psychology.
Most of the therapists in the Psychological Services Center are graduate students in one of the Clinical Psychology Doctoral programs (Child, Health or Adult track) at the University of Miami. Students typically start work in the center during the Second Year in graduate school. They conduct Psychoeducational evaluations under the supervision of Dr. Saneya H. Tawfik. They also begin to see therapy clients under the supervision of a faculty member or an adjunct licensed psychologist. Therapists usually commit to a minimum of one year at the center, and many choose to continue working here for several years, until they go on to a predoctoral internship to complete their professional training.
Some of the clinical faculty in the Psychology Department also see clients at the PSC.
- Lindsay Bira, M.S.
- Ms. Bira is a Clinic Assistant and therapy case coordinator for the doctoral program's training clinic. She is responsible for such duties as screening potential clients, providing community referrals, assigning therapy cases to doctoral students, auditing clinic cases and participating in weekly intake meetings.
- Giulia Suro, M.S.
- Ms. Suro is a Clinic Assistant and assessment case coordinator for the doctoral program's training clinic. She is responsible for such duties as screening potential clients, providing community referrals, assigning assessment cases to doctoral students, auditing clinic cases and participating in weekly intake meetings.
- Carmen X. Ortega - Secretary
- Carmen works as the secretary at the PSC and has been working with us for the past 8 years. She helps our clinic to run efficiently and she is very knowledgeable about our services. Carmen is available during work hours to answer any questions you may have about the center.